It's amazing how a cup of tea can feed my creative process. As I sip, I think about how all of this began. Memory Keepers has been a four and a half year journey for me. It all started with a meteor shower. Out on the gorgeous white quartzite rocks of Killarney Provincial Park, in the dead of night in August, I saw a shooting star and I was flooded with amazingly, heartwarming feelings and memories of a little boy I knew who had died of cancer.
So then, I got talking to people. The more people I talked to, the more people shared stories of symbols they had that they linked to people who had passed away. It might have been a butterfly. Or a dime. Or a song. Or a taste. But overwhelmingly so, these symbols were very real for these people AND they made them feel happy. Because it made them remember.
My story was built from that little boy and from all those memories people had. Are these symbols coincidence? Maybe not.
But enough about that, and more about me. I live in Dundas, Ontario, Canada with my two beautiful daughters. We enjoy friends and family, time together and a good meal. I love the outdoors, no matter where it is. I am connected to water, love to canoe, or snorkel through a coral reef. I can get lost staring at the sky. I am a teacher and a writer and love to get people to think and question. AND, I'm am ALWAYS up for a cup of tea.
....I am reading....
In My Arms
Lots of great acoustic awesomness.....
... good things....
Blair Elements "Coconut Almond Tea." Just got a new shipment and am thrilled. It is hands down, the best tea EVER!
Creamy warm, like a hug from the inside-out.
Assisted with the writing and editing of Following in the Footsteps of the Group of Seven by Jim and Sue Waddington
- several pieces published in magazines such as Get Out There Magazine
- Provincial and National Orienteering Magazine Editor for 5 years